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Convention centre delays force major medical conference to Auckland

Convention centre delays force major medical conference to Auckland

Thursday, 1 October 2015 7:58 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch's first post-quake international conference has been lost to Auckland because of delays and uncertainty around the city's new convention centre.

Editorial: Christchurchs rebuild is driving the national economy

Editorial: Christchurch's rebuild is driving the national economy

Thursday, 1 October 2015 5:57 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

EDITORIAL: 

It’s time for some rational debate about natural hazards

It’s time for some rational debate about natural hazards

Thursday, 1 October 2015 5:32 p.m. by EyesEast Featured Popular

Biggest, largest crane extracts digger from Christchurch mud

'Biggest, largest crane' extracts digger from Christchurch mud

Thursday, 1 October 2015 1:22 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A 250 tonne crane has freed a digger that sank in mud in a TC3 Christchurch property.

Meet the Researchers – Dr John Townend

Meet the Researchers – Dr John Townend

Thursday, 1 October 2015 10:13 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Thinking about buying or selling property?

Thinking about buying or selling property?

Thursday, 1 October 2015 10:09 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Next steps for settling ILV land damage

Next steps for settling ILV land damage

Thursday, 1 October 2015 10:03 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Southern Response e-newsletter #10

Southern Response e-newsletter #10

Thursday, 1 October 2015 3:31 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

Click  to view our e-newsletter #10, released today.

New heritage videos

New heritage videos

Thursday, 1 October 2015 3:30 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

If your house is built on a culturally significant site, we have two new videos to show how we can work with you and other agencies or iwi to incorporate this into your build process.

Southern Response e-newsletter #9 - Completed repairs special edition

Southern Response e-newsletter #9 - Completed repairs special edition

Thursday, 1 October 2015 3:24 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

Click to view our e-newsletter #9, a special edition on completed repairs, released 26th August 2015.

Dot Boyds rebuilt home is like heaven

Dot Boyd's rebuilt home is like 'heaven'

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 9:28 p.m. by MediaThePress

Dot Boyd didn't think she would see her earthquake-damaged home of 65 years repaired before she died.

Christchurchs building consent surge creates national high

Christchurch's building consent surge creates national high

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 8:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

The national value of building consents has hit an all-time high as Christchurch gets set for a string of rich projects.

Residents to fight LIM listing on coastal hazards

Residents to fight LIM listing on coastal hazards

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 8:11 p.m. by MediaThePress

A group of Christchurch residents plan to mount a legal challenge to have details of flood and erosion risk removed from their property titles.

EQC refuses to revisit jack and pack repair but then changes stance

EQC refuses to revisit jack and pack repair but then changes stance

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 7:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) refused to revisit a homeowner's jack and pack repair, despite promises to address shoddy foundation work, but then appeared to change its stance when challenged.

Editorial: Taking coastal hazards from the district plan the right thing to do

Editorial: Taking coastal hazards from the district plan the right thing to do

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 7:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

EDITORIAL: There's an old joke which goes something like this. "Nobody ever listens to me," person A says. "Pardon?", comes the response.

Restoration plan for Victoria Square released

Restoration plan for Victoria Square released

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 3:42 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Nicky Wagner | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Regenerate Christchurch a positive step forward

Regenerate Christchurch a positive step forward

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 1:48 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Mayor welcomes Govt intervention on District Plan Review

Mayor welcomes Govt intervention on District Plan Review

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 12:31 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Mayor welcomes Government intervention on District Plan Review

Christchurch Food Truck Market this Friday, 4.00-9.00pm

Christchurch Food Truck Market this Friday, 4.00-9.00pm

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 11:46 a.m. by GapFiller Popular

Over twenty food truck vendors will converge on The Commons this Friday evening to offer an international range of dishes for you to try.  We will have live musical entertainment, our open mic session and fire performers to finish the evening.  Great opportunity for families and foodies to chill out and enjoy some kai.   Photo courtesy […]

St Albans News October/November edition online

St Albans News October/November edition online

Tuesday, 29 September 2015 11:49 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

There’s lots happening in St Albans at the moment. Housing NZ is building new accommodation on part of the former Orion site to replace units lost in the earthquakes, we visit a Hindu festival held at the community centre, find …

US expert called in to help Catholic cathedrals restoration

US expert called in to help Catholic cathedral's restoration

Tuesday, 29 September 2015 4:41 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's Catholic leaders have flown in an American architecture specialist to help restore their earthquake-damaged city cathedral.

Invitation to Direct our Recovery Five years on - a forum

Invitation to Direct our Recovery Five years on - a forum

Tuesday, 29 September 2015 3:44 p.m. by OneVoiceTeReoKotahi Popular

Kia ora koutou

Coastal hazard issue to be uncoupled from fast-track earthquake recovery plan process

Coastal hazard issue to be uncoupled from fast-track earthquake recovery plan process

Tuesday, 29 September 2015 1:59 p.m. by GovtBeehive Recommended Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Regenerate Christchurch marks new era of collaboration says Mayor Lianne Dalziel

Regenerate Christchurch marks new era of collaboration says Mayor Lianne Dalziel

Tuesday, 29 September 2015 12:14 p.m. by MediaThePress

Mayor Lianne Dalziel says the new collaborative working environment the city council and the Government have created though Regenerate Christchurch is a game-changer.

Vulnerable Alf now too sick to enjoy new home

Vulnerable Alf now too sick to enjoy new home

Tuesday, 29 September 2015 1:41 a.m. by MediaThePress

Alf Johnson moved into his newly-rebuilt home three days before his 94th birthday.

Major power failure or earthquake biggest risks to NZ – survey shows

Major power failure or earthquake biggest risks to NZ – survey shows

Monday, 28 September 2015 8:52 p.m. by PRNews Popular

A major power failure or an earthquake on the Alpine fault or in Wellington are two of the biggest risks New Zealand risk managers worry about, according to a Risk NZ survey.

Elderly man dying after four-year rebuild wait finally over

Elderly man dying after four-year rebuild wait finally over

Monday, 28 September 2015 8:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

Alf Johnson moved into his newly-rebuilt home three days before his 94th birthday.

New Christchurch earthquake authority to be slimmed down

New Christchurch earthquake authority to be slimmed down

Sunday, 27 September 2015 8:54 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch's new earthquake recovery authority will be substantially smaller than its predecessor.

Call for action on wrecked Cathedral Square

Call for action on wrecked Cathedral Square

Friday, 25 September 2015 9:30 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Frustrated landowners say Cathedral Square is a wreck and needs action, as plans are unveiled for a new agency  to manage the Christchurch rebuild.

Boutique building will replicate lost city heritage

Boutique building will replicate lost city heritage

Friday, 25 September 2015 9:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

A boutique hotel will be built to replicate the lost Mayfair building in Cathedral Junction in central Christchurch.

Poor planning behind Christchurchs Metro Sports Facility

Poor planning behind Christchurch's Metro Sports Facility

Friday, 25 September 2015 6:28 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The Government under-estimated the cost of building Christchurch's new central city sports centre and the extent of the "liquefiable" ground at its chosen site, official documents have revealed.

Slows progress on abandoned buildings at the heart of Christchurch

Slows progress on abandoned buildings at the heart of Christchurch

Friday, 25 September 2015 12:16 p.m. by MediaThePress

Delays for multimillion-dollar anchor projects and insurance stalemates mean a dozen quake-damaged buildings are still standing near Christchurch's Cathedral Square. CECILE MEIER investigates what's happening behind the derelict facades.

Slow progress on abandoned buildings at the heart of Christchurch

Slow progress on abandoned buildings at the heart of Christchurch

Friday, 25 September 2015 12:16 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Delays for multimillion-dollar anchor projects and insurance stalemates mean a dozen quake-damaged buildings are still standing near Christchurch's Cathedral Square. CECILE MEIER investigates what's happening behind the derelict facades.

Regenerate Christchurch agency confirmed

Regenerate Christchurch agency confirmed

Friday, 25 September 2015 11:18 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Regenerate Christchurch agency confirmed

Regenerate Christchurch agency confirmed

Friday, 25 September 2015 11:09 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

The Crown and Christchurch City Council have signalled a new era in central and local government relations with the development of a joint entity to drive the city's regeneration.

Regenerate Christchurch detail to be revealed Friday

'Regenerate Christchurch' detail to be revealed Friday

Thursday, 24 September 2015 9:00 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The power structure for running Christchurch's earthquake rebuild when Cera winds up is about to be revealed.

Couple to sue IAG for breaking binding rebuild agreement

Couple to sue IAG for breaking 'binding' rebuild agreement

Thursday, 24 September 2015 6:15 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A Christchurch couple is considering suing their insurer after it back-tracked on an agreement to rebuild their earthquake-damaged home.

Christchurch signs-off first stage of Resilience Strategy

Christchurch signs-off first stage of Resilience Strategy

Thursday, 24 September 2015 3:45 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch is among the first group of cities around the globe to complete the initial phase of a Resilience Strategy to help safeguard the city's future against stresses and shocks.

Deep Rotorua quake felt far, wide, but not near epicentre

Deep Rotorua quake felt far, wide, but not near epicentre

Thursday, 24 September 2015 3:41 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Transitional City Walking Tour, 9 October, 12-1pm

Transitional City Walking Tour, 9 October, 12-1pm

Thursday, 24 September 2015 2:40 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

Discover the Transitional City as part of the Breeze Walking Festival on 9 October from 12-1pm. We will explore a range of temporary projects, installations and other amenities created by Gap Filler and other organisations for our communities benefit. Booking required limited to 25. Phone 020 400 35811 or email sally@gapfiller.org.nz

Chinese firms investment in Christchurch not guaranteed - Manji

Chinese firm's investment in Christchurch not guaranteed - Manji

Thursday, 24 September 2015 12:58 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

The councillor who has been the primary liaison with the Chinese company looking to invest up to $3 billion into Christchurch says there is no guarantee they will do anything.

A Tale of Two Cathedrals

A Tale of Two Cathedrals

Thursday, 24 September 2015 10:52 a.m. by ChChEarthquakeNews Popular


US seismologist shares earthquake experiences

US seismologist shares earthquake experiences

Thursday, 24 September 2015 8:48 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Guoxin International proposes to launch up to US$2 billion fund for Christchurch rebuild

Guoxin International proposes to launch up to US$2 billion fund for Christchurch rebuild

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 10:24 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Mayor Lianne Dalziel has signed a Letter of Cooperation and Friendship on behalf of the Christchurch City Council, with Guoxin International, which could see a major injection of capital in to the city's rebuild projects. 

Mapping the changing landscape in the east

Mapping the changing landscape in the east

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 9:51 p.m. by EyesEast Featured Popular

Perspective piece for Eyes East Episode 1 by Evan Smith

Cera should lease new building earmarked for demolition to artists - developer

'Cera should lease new building earmarked for demolition to artists' - developer

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 8:18 p.m. by MediaThePress

Students and artists should use a new building set to be demolished to make way for a stadium that "may never happen", a developer says.

Chinese companys $2 billion plan for Christchurch rebuild

Chinese company's $2 billion plan for Christchurch rebuild

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 7:35 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

A giant Chinese company has today revealed plans to raise a US$2 billion fund to help with post-earthquake Christchurch's rebuild.Mayor Lianne Dalziel has signed a non-binding "letter of cooperation and friendship" on behalf of...

Extent of shoddy quake repair work exposed in reports

Extent of shoddy quake repair work exposed in reports

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 4:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

Homeowners' reports from the Government's first inspection of Canterbury's earthquake repairs reveals the extent of "poorly executed" and shoddy work.

CTV to debut doco series on East Christchurch

CTV to debut doco series on East Christchurch

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 4:29 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

East Christchurch is the subject of seven-part, half-hour documentary series that will debut on CTV on Thursday night.

Request from Serena Tagliacozzo at the Institute of Risk and Disaster Reduction, University College London

Request from Serena Tagliacozzo at the Institute of Risk and Disaster Reduction, University College London

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 2:13 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

My name is Serena Tagliacozzo and I’m a PhD Researcher at the Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR), University College London (UK). 

Chinas Guoxin International commits over $3 billion to Christchurch rebuild

China's Guoxin International commits over $3 billion to Christchurch rebuild

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 1:41 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Article: 

Builders reluctant to self-certify work

Builders reluctant to self-certify work

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 1:29 p.m. by MediaThePress

The firm behind a Christchurch "leaky home" says the case highlights how important it is for the building industry not to be able to certify their own work.

New leaky home built in Christchurch, Home Owners & Buyers Association says

New 'leaky home' built in Christchurch, Home Owners & Buyers Association says

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 10:24 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A Christchurch couple and their two children were left living in a freezing home throughout winter, plugging gaps in the walls with newspaper.

Wife creates dream garden for quake amputee husband Brian Coker

Wife creates dream garden for quake amputee husband Brian Coker

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 11:03 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Helen and Brian Coker were always keen gardeners.

Avon River art trail hinges on $10 million in philanthropic donations

Avon River art trail hinges on $10 million in philanthropic donations

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 8:31 p.m. by MediaThePress

A series of new artworks will line the Avon River – if philanthropists to fund them can be found.

Television Series Explores Community Spirit & Future of East Christchurch

Television Series Explores Community Spirit & Future of East Christchurch

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 5:30 p.m. by EyesEast Featured Popular

A 7-part television series that explores the issues and ideas for the flat land suburbs of east Christchurch devastated by the 2010/11 earthquakes, kicks off on CTV this Thursday.

New social housing units open in St Albans

New social housing units open in St Albans

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 4:09 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Three new social housing units in St Albans have been purpose built to cater for the needs of elderly tenants.

Update on CTV collapse investigation

Update on CTV collapse investigation

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 3:47 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: New Zealand Police

Major artworks for Ōtākaro Art by the River

Major artworks for Ōtākaro Art by the River

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 1:05 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Nicky Wagner | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery